Nelumbo lutea Willd. - American Lotus
Family - Nelumbonaceae
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Flowering - June - September.
Habitat - Marshes, ponds, lakes, ox-bows, sloughs.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This striking species can be found throughout Missouri. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its aquatic habitat, peltate leaves, and big, pale-yellow flowers.
Photographs taken at the Kansas City Zoo, 8-2-99, and at the Eufala National Wildlife Refuge, AL., 6-4-06.